Capex Benchmarking

How are you performing?
Are you improving?
Is your performance sustainable?
Are your competitors gaining ground?
These questions and many more, can be answered by the Value Added Industry Benchmarking Scoreboard compiled by CRBD. The Value Added Industry Benchmarking Scoreboard, provides a measure of the wealth created by UK and European companies which is an indispensible tool for analysts, investors, investor relations, strategy planners and CEO's alike.
The wealth created by each company is measured as Value Added (VA), which is (sales less cost of bought-in materials, components and services). Rather than relying on individual companies providing a VA figure, CRBD analyses each company's annual report to determine VA using its own unique formula. This standardised methodology ensures company, sector and country comparisons can be achieved. The Scoreboard lists the top 800 UK and top 750 European companies by VA. In addition to VA there is a wealth of other financial data disclosed. This data includes:

  • key financial performance measures such as sales, market capitalisation, operating profits and growth;
  • the dispositions of VA such as employee costs, cost of funds and amortisation;
  • productivity data such as VA per employee and a VA efficiency ratio of (VA over employee costs plus depreciation);
  • growth statistics over a 5 year period for VA, sales, employees and more;
  • detailed company information such as industry classification, address details and CEO contacts.

The Scoreboard is presented in a range of easy to read and informative formats including: by ICB industry sector; by Value Added; by country and; within listing status.  Even if you are not included in the top 800 UK or top 750 European companies within the Scoreboard the tools and methodology provided will allow you to compare yourself with competitors.
Since its creation in 2002 the Value Added Industry Benchmarking Scoreboard has been compiled by CRBD and has been sponsored by the Department for Business Innovation & Skills.  The Scoreboard is regarded as an important tool in forming policy towards ensuring the United Kingdom is the best place in the world to run an innovative business or public service.  Due to the goal and information provided the Scoreboard was also endorsed by organisations such as the United Kingdom CBI and the British Chambers of Commerce.
There have been eight editions of the Value Added Industrial Benchmarking Scoreboard and prior editions can be downloaded in pdf format by clicking on the front covers on the right.
If you would be interested in finding out more information on sponsoring one of our Scoreboards please contact our Director Ben MacGregor.  There are a range of advantages sponsorship of the Scoreboard brings: 

  • Each publication Scoreboard has generated much interest in the media not only in the UK but throughout Europe due to the unique nature of the data and information.  As demonstrated not only by the endorsements by the CBI and British Chambers of Commerce, but of the championing by Secretary’s of State, the Scoreboard is seen as an important and prestigious document for business
  • Publish further reports based on the underlying data of the Scoreboard
  • Conduct seminars based on the analysis of the Scoreboard
  • Influence the development process of the Scoreboard to align with sponsors goals